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Delaware Art Museum

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806

The Delaware Art Museum was founded in 1912 for the purpose of preserving and exhibiting the art of Wilmington-native Howard Pyle, who filled his riveting illustrations with drama and emotion. The Museum's collection later grew to include works by Pyle's students, including N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish; Ashcan School artist John Sloan and his circle; and additional highlights of American art from the 19th century to present, including masterpieces by Raphaelle Peale, Edward Hopper, and Dale Chihuly. The Delaware Art Museum also holds the largest collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art outside the United Kingdom. The Pre-Raphaelites rejected the conventions of their time and turned for inspiration to the art of the Middle Ages--the time "before Raphael"--and their subjects were drawn primarily from literature. Outside, the Museum offers Delaware's only Sculpture Garden, filled with works by important contemporary sculptors, and a labyrinth.

Hours of Operation

Sunday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Nearby Locations

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Nearby Parking

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Jean Harvey K.
Pretty cool, lots of really cool art and I liked that they had displays up for work from local high schools, that's honestly pretty cool for the kids... read more

Upcoming Events

Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists

Delaware Art Museum

June 23, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 53 more times through Sep 3

Glory of Stories

Delaware Art Museum

June 23, 2017 10:30 AM
Occurs 28 more times through Dec 29

The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

Delaware Art Museum

June 24, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 62 more times through Sep 17

Retro Happy Hours

Delaware Art Museum

June 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Occurs 12 more times through Sep 14

Art is Tasty

Delaware Art Museum

July 7, 2017 12:00 PM
Occurs 6 more times through Dec 1

Sunday Studio

Delaware Art Museum

July 9, 2017 12:00 PM
Occurs 6 more times through Dec 10